Counselor in Training
Hello! My name is Erin Shea. I’m in my final year of the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Governors State. I have a BA in psychology with a minor in critical identity studies from Beloit College. During my time in Beloit, WI I trained as a victim advocate for the Sexual Assault Recovery Program and hosted volunteering and fundraising events for the local domestic violence shelter. I am a certified domestic violence advocate through the Crisis Center for South Suburbia’s 40-hour training program. Empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, and trauma is one of my life’s greatest missions.
I work from both an individual framework, as well as a systems perspective. This means that I acknowledge the forces outside of individual control that impact mental health, such as racism and homophobia. My goal is to create a safe space where my clients can share their struggles openly without being minimized. I have a passion for holistic wellness, and I believe healing needs to occur on a mental, somatic (body), and energetic level. I use mindfulness and meditation with my clients, teaching them how to use these tools on their own to take control of their own healing journey. I believe every client is unique, therefore every healing journey is as well.
Specialties: sexual violence, trauma, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, meditation, LGBTQ+, spirituality, and reiki.